UK unemployment and employment statistics

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IMF warns supply disruptions and inflation threaten recovery; UK vacancies and payrolls at record– as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

12, Oct, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Budget signs look good for Sunak, but is the jobs market unhealthy?
Analysis: Economy appears to have avoided worst Covid damage, but most vacancies are in low-paid roles

Richard Partington

12, Oct, 2021 @11:32 AM

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UK job vacancies hit record amid Brexit and Covid staff shortages
Rise matched by steep fall in unemployment and rise in staff on payrolls to 29.2 million

Phillip Inman

12, Oct, 2021 @9:48 AM

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‘Missing workforce’ could ease Britain’s labour market crisis
Vacancies are at record levels, so why are millions of people looking for jobs and what can be done to help them?

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?
Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits?

Zoe Williams

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Surge in UK job vacancies driven by low-paying work, says IFS
Report says employment opportunities more than 10% below pre-pandemic levels for quarter of workforce

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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US inflation slows as prices pressures ease; UK payrolls hit record – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

14, Sep, 2021 @4:01 PM

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UK job vacancies hit record high of 1m as payrolls rebound to pre-Covid levels
Hotels, pubs and restaurants among those with biggest problems recruiting staff

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @10:41 AM

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So what’s so wrong with labour shortages driving up low wages? | Larry Elliott
For those who are part of Britain’s casualised workforce Brexit isn’t flawed – quite the opposite

Larry Elliott

29, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sunak’s relief over rising UK employment may be short-lived
Analysis: chancellor warns of ‘bumps in the road’ as Covid, furlough and Bank verdict loom

Larry Elliott Economics editor

17, Aug, 2021 @8:22 AM

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UK unemployment falls amid record rise in job vacancies
June and July figures show rocketing demand for workers as country emerged from Covid lockdown

Phillip Inman

17, Aug, 2021 @7:20 AM

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UK recovery still unsteady despite July job surge, finds report
Even as Covid restrictions are lifted, staff shortages and Brexit could yet undermine revival, says BDO

Graeme Wearden

08, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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